This weekend I will be busy at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in my hometown of Colorado Springs, CO. I'm looking forward to hobnobbing with other writers, agents, and editors there and soaking up the energy I need to keep those creative writing juices flowing. PPWC is my favorite writing conference, and this will be the 13th one that I've attended. Here's times and places where you'll be guaranteed to find me, though I'll be hanging out in the dining room, hallways, and bar ;-) during the event. Please come up to me and say hi if you're attending!
Friday, April 23, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, Read & Critique 1-2-3 with an author (me), agent and editor
Saturday, April 24, 2:00 - 2:30 pm, Conference Booksigning
(I'll be signing copies of A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and The Epsilon Eridani Alternative.)
Saturday, April 24, 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Mystery Writers of America Panel with moderator Mario Acevedo, me, Laura Hayden, R.T. Lawton, and Becky Martinez, followed by:
Saturday, April 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, MWA Mixer
(Come find out about the organization while having a drink and a snack. I'm the Chapter Membership Chair, and I love to encourage new members.)
Sunday, April 25, 8:00 - 9:00 am, Writing and Marketing Short Fiction Panel with Carol Hightshoe, R.T. Lawton, and Barb Nickless
(We'll have prizes for those in the audience who ask questions, so PLEASE COME!)
Sunday, April 25, 9:10 - 10:10 am, "They Said 'Send It!' Now What?" Workshop
(I'll talk about how to make that follow-up submittal to that agent or editor shine and will answer questions about the query process.)
Whew! A busy weekend. I hope to fit in attending a few workshop sessions myself, along with doing lots of networking and taking photos to post here on my blog after the event.
Have fun! I hope to make it there someday.
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